Each issue of She Said Notes has focused on one aspect of an artist’s creative process as she strives to share with her audience a story. A perspective. A truth even. This issue is a close reading of the art that is the taking and telling of stories—what it means to take on a narrative burden, to bear its weight whilst searching for the words (or images or tune!) to best communicate a truth. No easy task! We look to a conversation with Spiritual Director Margaret Rose Dick and two poems by Michael Fraser as they share how story taking and telling has informed their artistic journeys.